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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.10-pre11
Ummmm.. because the 2.4 series is supposed to be the stable series.. and
a lot of people's comments on virtually every 2.4 kernel have expressed
dissatisfaction with it's stability..

So a lot of people haven't left the 2.2 series yet, and are waiting for
a 2.4 series that everyone is happy with.. Even in your note, you
haven't indicated a release 2.4 version that makes you happy.

On Tue, 2001-09-18 at 12:14, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2001 11:27 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > I agree that the timing may leave something to be desired. But we had the
> > discussion about fixing pagecache-bdev consistency wrt the regular buffer
> > cache filesystem accesses a week or so ago, and the fact is that nobody
> > really seems to have started working on it - because everybody felt that
> > you have to get everything done at once.
> The real question is why can't we just open 2.5 and only fix the VM to
> start with? Leave the kernel at 2.4.10-pre10, and possibly use the -ac
> VM code (which has diverged from mainline), and leave people (Alan, Ben,
> Marcello, et. al.) who want to tinker with it in small increments and
> do the drastic stuff in 2.5.

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